Edwards Could Win . . . Georgia

UPI: Analysis: Edwards poised for a late run

Trailing in two polls this week, Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., may be poised to mount another late rally and overtake John Kerry in Tuesday’s Georgia primary.

Edwards overcame double-digit deficits to finish second to Kerry in the Iowa caucuses and the Wisconsin primary. He also came from behind to win in South Carolina, his only victory in this primary and caucus season in which the eventual winner will become the presidential candidate of the Democratic Party.

A poll conducted by Zogby International for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV Monday and Tuesday shows Kerry leading by 39 percent to 29 percent.

Another poll by the American Research Group gives Kerry the edge by 45 percent to 37 percent.

Pollster John Zogby said Edwards was making big gains during the two days of polling.

“Something is definitely happening here. I’m going to suggest that Edwards wins Georgia. He’s a late closer,” Zogby said.

And this is supposed to be exciting news for Edwards? He’s the only Southerner in the race. He’s up against a Massachussetts LiberalTM plus two nuisance candidates who take their small votes out of Kerry’s support, not his. And he hopes to win a stirring, narrow victory in Georgia? That ain’t good.

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  1. mark says:

    John Edwards: America’s favorite bride’s maid.

    Was a bride once, in South Carolina, but now is just a lonely old divorcee.

  2. Jane says:

    Zogby’s real colors come out when he writes in the Arab News, Saudi Arabia.

  3. James Joyner says:

    Jane: There are two Zogby’s–the pollster John and his brother James. The latter tends to be much more politically vocal on Arab issues.

  4. McGehee says:

    Believe it or not, now I’m actually leaning toward voting for Kerry on Tuesday.